Federal Income Taxation of Business Enterprises: Cases, Statutes, Rulings

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Richard A. Westin, Richard C. E. Beck
Vandeplas Publishing, 2007 - Law - 741 pages
This book covers the basics of the federal income taxation of partnerships and corporations including the taxation of LLCs, LLPs and S corporations. In addition, it alludes to a short list of other business enterprises. It is designed to be taught as two major components: partnerships and corporations. Both components use the traditional “cradle-to-grave” approach. Because of their practical importance, the book makes reference to Social Security taxes and estate taxes. There is no discussion of State income taxes.Although the book is comparatively short, the materials are dense and are heavily supplemented with problems. The cases have been extensively edited, and most footnotes in the original cases have been eliminated without any explicit reference to the fact of their elimination, other than the words in this paragraph. Case and statute citations of the court and commentators, as well as footnotes, have been omitted without so specifying; numbered footnotes are from the original materials but do not retain the original numbering, except by accident. The book is rich with problems that are scattered along the way, rather than at the end of each chapter. They are not especially difficult and are designed to build confidence while at the same time forcing students to review the central Code provisions and pertinent regulations. The student who completes the courses that the book supports will have a firm grounding in partnership and corporate taxation. The book should be taught in five or six credit hours, on the assumption that students will spend two hours of preparation for each hour in the classroom.

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Richard A. Westin, Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law. He joined the College of Law faculty in 1998 as the Laramie L. Leatherman Distinguished Professor of Tax Law. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Houston College of Law from 1984 until 1998, where he taught in the areas of business and tax law. He holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a member of Order of the Coif. Professor Westin has published a number of books on tax law, including Federal Tax Planning (Shepards'/McGraw Hill 1990), Federal Income Taxation of Business Enterprises (with J. McNulty and R. Beck, 1995), Tax Fraud and Money Laundering (with R. Hishon and B. Green, 1993), and International Taxation of Electronic Commerce (Kluwer, 2000), as well as numerous book chapters and articles. He is presently working on two books, Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (Aspen/Little Brown, with Prof. J. McNulty of Berkeley Law School) and Federal Officeholders, a study for foreign students of the selection, control and removal of federal judges, legislators and executives. He is currently a member of the International Fiscal Association and has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the Journal of Natural Resource and Environmental Taxes, and a consultant to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, the Canadian Ministry of Mines & Energy and the People's Republic of China.Richard C.E. Beck, Professor of Law, New York Law School. An expert in federal individual income tax who has testified before the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on spousal liability income taxes, Professor Beck teaches Individual Tax, Tax Policy, and International Tax. He has also taught Corporate & Partnership Tax. Professor Beck grew up in Chicago and earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago, where he also taught for a year. He then taught Indo-European linguistics and Sanskrit at Brown for seven years before turning to law.

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